• Welcome to Third Grade!


    Welcome to Miss Brown!

    3rd grade is a fun year and we are going to learn so much together! 

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me! tbrown@jacksonsd.org


    I believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year. My main general classroom communication is this class page and remind. I hope that you will visit it often to learn what is happening in the classroom. I update our class page with information on the skills and strategies that we are working on in class. Other announcements that pertain to our class, school, and community will also be posted on our class page!

    In order to keep you all informed on everything going on this year, I ask that you please join my Remind group on your phone and/or email ASAP. It is easy to do and FREE to join! 

    Click on this link to sign up on Remind today! 

    I also ask that you please send me an email (tbrown@jacksonsd.org) so I have the best email to reach you at! Please let me know who your child is and any other information you feel I should know about your child! 


    I have provided everything your child needs to have a successful year in 3rd grade. If you would like to bring in a small pencil case to keep inside their desks please make sure it is labeled with their name on it. Please remember that it is mandatory that children wear masks all day. The students are also encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day (must be water, juice will be allowed in the lunchroom). 

    • Planners: We will use the planner that will be sent home as a communication tool between our class and your home. Homework and reminders will be written there each morning. Please sign the planner and review the homework folder on a daily basis. 
    • Chromebooks: Please bring your charged chromebook to school each day. 
    • Binder: I will be providing a binder for students on the first day. This binder is to come back and forth with them to school everyday. We will keep all of of work in this binder, Please do not remove any papers from the binder, we will remove papers in school when they can stay at home.
    • Take Home Folder: I will be providing a folder for students on the first day. This folder is to come back and forth with them to school everyday. Please use this folder to send in important notes and/or homework. 
    • Art Smock (optional): Please label with their name

    *Please try to remember bus number and student id tags*

    Important Reminders

    Please send in a note if there will be a change in dismissal for your child. All dismissal notes are sent down to the office in the morning. It is IMPORTANT that you date these notes, include your child's full name, and my name.

     If your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused.

    Thank you! 

    Special Schedule

    Monday: Music

    Tuesday: Computers

    Wednesday: Gym

    Thursday: Art

    Friday: Library

    Lunch: 11:20-11:50

    Please note that BIRTHDAYS MAY BE CELEBRATED DURING SCHOOL HOURS in the APR- Outside treats MAY NOT be delivered to the school. 

    Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack each day. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment.

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    Thank you for your cooperation

    Below is a list of items that are needed for the classroom throughout the year. 

    Donations are greatly appreciated!


    -Clorox Wipes

    -Paper Towels

    -Baby Wipes

    - Hand Sanitizer

    -Small Ziplock Bags

    -Large Ziplock Bags


    Chromebook Information 


    All students returning to school in September will keep their district-issued Chromebook for the summer. This will be the same Chromebook your child will use next school year. Any students who will not be returning to Jackson in September should return their Chromebook and charger to the school by Friday, June 18th.

    Information and additional questions about the devices can be found on our district technology webpage: https://www.jacksonsd.org/domain/2623
    If you need any assistance with technology/Chromebook, please click here to bring you to the district tech. forms page.  

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    Remember to be Bucket Fillers, not Bucket Dippers!
    Bucket Filling Initiative
    Switlik Elementary School is working towards a more caring and respectful environment. We are using the world acclaimed book by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today- A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids in order to create a safer, kinder, more respectful school culture. 

     Pre- and Post On Demand Writing Assessments

     For each Unit of Writing’ Workshop, students complete a Pre-on Demand writing sample at the onset of the new unit and then a Post On Demand piece upon completion of the unit. The Pre On Demand piece is a formative assessment used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the student(s) before beginning the unit of study.The Pre On Demand sample does not count toward the student’s grade. This assessment equips the teacher with an understanding of the student(s) needs while preparing instruction to meet the needs of his(her) learners. 

    At the end of each unit, the students will complete a Post On Demand sample which is a summative assessment counting toward the student’s performance on the unit. The teacher analyzes each piece to identify the growth the student has made since writing the first sample.

    Each assessment is scored on a rubric that analyzes development of ideas, organization, elaboration as well as conventions including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization , and grammar. It is expected that the child will show growth from the onset. 

    The rubric is scored on a scale of 1 - 4, with four being the highest score.

    It should be noted that the rubric used is set on a June expectation.


    4= writing exceeds grade level expectations

    3= writing is on grade level and meets the expectations of the grade level.

    2= writing is approaching grade level expectations.

    1= writing is below grade level expectations